September 14, 2017

The Morton High School marching band will perform and one lucky student will get a chance to kick a 20-yard field goal for free tuition for the fall 2018 semester as East Central Community College hosts its annual “Be Our Guest Night” Thursday, Sept. 28.

All area high school students are invited to attend and will be admitted free to the game between the East Central Warriors and the No. 13 ranked Copiah-Lincoln Community College Wolves in a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges South Division battle. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. in Bailey Stadium on the ECCC campus in Decatur.

It will also be Black Out Bailey night and all visiting students and Warrior fans are encouraged to wear black to the game.

“We encourage all area high school students to come enjoy a night of exciting football on us,” said Dr. Randall E. Lee, vice president for student services. “For those who have not attended a Warrior football game, you will be surprised not only with the exciting competition on the field but also with the talent of our amazing cheerleaders, Centralettes dance line, and one of the best marching bands in the state, the Wall O’ Sound!

“Last year’s Be Our Guest Night was the largest in our history with over 500 high school visitors, and we want this year’s event to be even bigger.”

Lee said that in addition to being admitted free, the special guests (9th through 12th grade students) will be recognized throughout the game. Door prizes will be awarded and one of the visiting students will have an opportunity to win free tuition for one semester by successfully kicking a 20-yard field goal during halftime activities, a value of $1,290.

Students attending should check-in and receive their ticket to the game at the Student Services tent to the left of the main Bailey Stadium entrance.

East Central Community College serves Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Winston counties and the surrounding area.

For more information on “Be Our Guest Night,” contact Romonica Evans in Student Services, 601-635-6300 or call toll free 877-GO-2-ECCC, ext. 300. Her e-mail address is